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| Governor's Office

Early results from the COVID-19 Student Survey of about 65,000 middle and high school students in Washington show many of them reported feeling sad or depressed most days during the pandemic. But the majority of students in each grade also reported a high degree of resilience, saying they were optimistic about the future.

06/29/2021
Health Care Authority

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a housing stability ‘bridge’ emergency order, Proclamation 21-09, intended to bridge the operational gap between the eviction moratorium (which will expire at 11:59 PM on June 30) enacted by prior proclamations and the protections and programs subsequently enacted by the Legislature.

06/29/2021
Governor's Office

La orden de uso de mascarilla (solo en inglés) del secretario de Salud permanecerá vigente después del 30 de junio, lo que significa que las personas que no han completado la vacunación deben seguir usando mascarilla en espacios públicos cerrados aunque estemos volviendo a la normalidad ahora que

06/29/2021

The small Washington community is physically isolated from the mainland United States and has experienced unique hardships during the pandemic due to the closure of the U.S.-Canada border.

06/29/2021
Governor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today ahead of Washington’s upcoming June 30 reopening for individuals and businesses preparing to return to normal capacity and operations.

06/29/2021
Governor's Office

The Secretary of Health’s mask order will remain in place even after June 30, which means that people who are not fully vaccinated need to continue to wear a face mask in public indoor settings even when things start to go back to normal as the state reaches a reopening milestone.

06/29/2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order is in effect until July 25.

06/25/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Gov. Jay Inslee today removed COVID-related capacity limits at publicly owned or operated, and non-profit cooling centers.

06/25/2021
Governor's Office

Visit friends, family or neighbors with air conditioning or spend time in air-conditioned public places. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, make sure to wear a mask whenever you’re indoors with people who don’t live with you.

06/25/2021

O bien, visiten a amigos, familiares o vecinos que dispongan de un aire acondicionado, o vayan a espacios públicos climatizados.

06/25/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a “bridge” proclamation today between the eviction moratorium and the housing stability programs put in place by the Legislature. The bridge is effective July 1 through September 30.

06/24/2021
Governor's Office

SmartWA uses numerous data sources and artificial intelligence to provide small businesses most impacted by the pandemic with real-time outlooks about public health, economic and community conditions by county and industry. 

06/23/2021
Commerce

The Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) have awarded $2.2 million in Nonprofit Community Recovery Grants to assist nonprofit Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) as they continue supporting veterans during the pandemic.

06/22/2021
Commerce

ArtsFund, in partnership with The Washington State Department of Commerce, will begin distributing $10.78 million in recovery grants to 702 nonprofits in 34 counties throughout the state this week.

06/22/2021
Commerce

The latest COVID-19 modeling and surveillance situation report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to show promising signs in decreased disease activity.

06/21/2021